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DRDGOLD announces board changes

Dr Paseka Ncholo has been appointed Executive Chairman of DRDGOLD SA

Johannesburg, South Africa. 27 October 2005. Dr Paseka Ncholo has been appointed Executive Chairman of DRDGOLD SA, formed as a result of the merger between the South African gold mining interests of DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY; ASX: DRD; POM SoX: DRD) and Khumo Bathong Holdings (Pty) Limited (KBH) announced today.

In order to provide the new entity with his full time attention and leadership, and in consideration of possible conflicts of interest, Dr Ncholo will resign as Non-Executive Chairman and a director of DRDGOLD.

Geoffrey Campbell, formerly Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, will take over as Non-Executive Chairman of DRDGOLD.

Douglas Blackmur will assume the responsibility of Chairman of DRDGOLD's Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and become Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

After nine years with the company, Ian Murray will resign as an Executive Director and employee on completion of his existing contract on 30 November, 2005.

CEO Mark Wellesley-Wood will spend a greater portion of his time at Emperor Mines Ltd and attend to DRDGOLD's Australasian interests.

Note to editors: Downloadable J-pegs of each of the afore-mentioned are available on the DRDGOLD website,


South Africa
Investor and Media Relations
Ilja Graulich, DRDGOLD
+27 11 219 8707(office)
+27 83 604 0820 (mobile)

James Duncan, Russell & Associates
+27 11 880 3924 (office)
+27 82 892 8052 (mobile)

North America
Investor and Media Relations
Barbara Cano, Breakstone Group International
+1 646 452 2334 (office)

Investor and Media Relations
Paul Downie, Porter Novelli
+61 893 861 233 (office)
+61 414 947 129 (mobile)

United Kingdom/Europe
Investor and Media Relations
Phil Dexter, St James's Corporate Services
+44 20 7499 3916 (office)
+44 779 863 4398

DRDGOLD is an intermediate unhedged gold producer with mines in South Africa as well as Australasia. The company’s production profile is split equally between its highly leveraged SA operations and its low cost, cash generative offshore mines.

DRDGOLD has primary listings on the Johannesburg (JSE:DRD) and Australian (ASX:DRD) stock exchanges and secondary listings on NASDAQ (DROOY), the London and Port Moresby stock exchanges and the Paris and Brussels Bourses. Its shares are also traded on the regulated unofficial market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Berlin OTC Market.

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These risks include, without limitation, those described in the section entitled "Risk Factors" included in our annual report for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2004, which we filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on 29 November 2004 on Form 20-F, as amended by the Form 20-F/A filed on 29 April 2005 and those detailed from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report or to the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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